Agfa Graphics has announced the launch of the :VXCF, a dedicated Clean-Out Unit (COU) for the chem-free violet digital plate :N92-VCF. With the new COU, the :N92-VCF can reach speeds of over 300 plates/hour, a significant productivity increase in chem free plate making. In addition to gains in speed and productivity, the :VXCF COU offers lower maintenance with less down time. It creates 40 percent less waste and uses a pH neutral gum to produce the plate.
Agfa's chem-free violet plate technology was extremely well accepted in the newspaper market from the beginning (IPEX 2009). High market demand has paved the way for a chem-free solution for newspapers of all sizes because the complete setup requires 20% less energy to run and takes up 20 percent less floor space compared to conventional photopolymer applications.